All bets were off as Bigg Boss 9’s strongest contender Kishwar Merchant quit the show after a particularly tricky task. She left the show at Prince Narula’s behest -- whom she made her rakhi brother during the show.
Her boyfriend Suyyash Rai, who was eliminated from the show last week, had a message for Prince: “Reality shows mei rishtey bante hain” prove kar diya @KishwerM. @princenarula88 yu better win this now...”
Kishwar, who was seen as the strongest contestant this season, quit the Ticket to Finale task in its last leg and walked out of the house with Rs 15 lakhs.
It all started with the task in which Mandana Karimi, Kishwar Merchant and Prince Narula were left as competitors after Priya Malik, Rochelle Rao and Rishabh Sinha didn’t make the cut. The rules of the game came with usual Bigg Boss twists: The three were put in a fenced enclosure and handed a buzzer.
The person who pressed the buzzer first was out of the task but was to stay on as a contestant. The person who came second would leave the game with some prize money and the last man/woman standing will get a finale ticket.
Mandana played it smart and pressed the buzzer first. She is still a Bigg Boss 9 contestant but lost the task. Kishwar and Prince went head-to-head and the task continued for 30-35 hours. In the meanwhile, Bigg Boss kept on raising the prize money.
Prince also played on Kishwar’s fears that she may not get enough votes to emerge as the winner while he has a much wider fan base and could easily garner the much-needed votes. To ensure that the winner is either of them, Kishwar finally took the decision in his favour.
Prince got his ticket to finale while Kishwar walked away with Rs 15 lakh prize money. Priya Malik, Rochelle Rao, Rishabh Sinha and finalist Prince Narula will vie for the Rs 35 lakh prize money now.
Her boyfriend Suyyash Rai was eliminated from the show last weekend and had said that Kishwar was the most likely winner. Alas, that was not to be.